Forestry Technician

  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Fairview Park, OH, United States
  • Oct 11, 2017
Full time Climber Grounds person Plant healthcare technician Tree planter

Job Description

The Technician will work with a team of arborists for the proper pruning and the safe removal of trees in the Park District's high use areas.

  • Demonstrates proficiency of manually climbing trees.
  • Performs skilled level arboriculture tasks.
  • Proficient knowledge of equipment operation pertinent to the field of arboriculture.
  • Uses independent judgment and demonstrates initiative in completing assigned work tasks.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge in the proper plant material identification, pruning, and tree removal process.
  • Performs general mechanical repairs on equipment beyond first echelon of maintenance.
  • Instructs/trains and leads other employees in the trade/skills pertaining to the arboriculture field.
  • Coordinates and completes arboriculture tasks within the Park District's high use areas.
  • Operates and maintains at least 2 of the following equipment: aerial bucket, chipper, stump cutter and front-end loader, and special skilled-trade tools.
  • Performs related duties as apparent or assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least 2 years of skilled-level experience in forestry or arboriculture.
  • Possess or obtain an Ohio Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake and combination endorsement.
  • Possess or obtain Ohio Pesticide Applicator's License, preferred.
  • Certification applicable to trade, preferred.
  • Experience in and knowledge of procedures, duties, equipment operation, calibration, and maintenance, which are ordinarily, obtained by extensive experience in a technical capacity and above those of a Grounds Maintenance position qualifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit leadership consistent with teamwork approach.
  • Must be available to work 2nd shift hours.
  • Must be non-smoker/tobacco user.

Hours:  40 hours per week, 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Wage:  $22.97 per hour with a .50 cent increase each six months until achieving $24.47 per hour

Filing Deadline:  10/25/2017

Cleveland Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and talented workforce.